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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Friday from 12-1pm at Kaufman Astoria Studios

  Stop by Kaufman Astoria Studios tomorrow Friday, June 29th from Noon to 1pm for a FREE lunchtime performances by members of the current cast & musicians from “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Once On This Island”. The Backlot @ Kaufman Astoria Studios is located at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. ┬áPresented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Continue reading “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Friday from 12-1pm at Kaufman Astoria Studios

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary

  In one of the biggest political upsets this year, activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in the primary for the 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez held on for a 15 percent lead over Crowley, the chair of the Queens County Democratic Party and the House Democratic Caucus, winning 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent. Crowley lost his bid for re-election and is the first … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary

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Fireworks at Astoria Park tonight

The annual Astoria Park fireworks for Independence Day, organized by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, is set for Thursday, June 28. The event, expected to draw thousands of residents and visitors, will feature a performance by the Patriot Brass Ensemble. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., but the fireworks usually don’t start until around 9 p.m. Be sure to bring your own lawn chain if … Continue reading Fireworks at Astoria Park tonight

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Community Board 1 approves Variety Boys & Girls Club expansion with conditions

The Variety Boys and Girls Club’s plan to expand to a new five-story facility, funded by a 14-story residential building, got the green light by Community Board 1 last night. The conditional approval came with stipulations to address some of the board members’ concerns. Those conditions include: Agreeing to set aside 30% of units as affordable at an average of 60% of the area median … Continue reading Community Board 1 approves Variety Boys & Girls Club expansion with conditions